PPL falcons find new nesting site

PPL falcons find new nesting site

There are 23 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 10, 2009, titled PPL falcons find new nesting site. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Empty-nest syndrome at its most literal has left a sense of disappointment fluttering around Allentown this spring.

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Reality

Whitehall, PA

#1 Apr 10, 2009
I believe they are now living in West Park. There are large birds there that are preying on the squirrels.
Dont agree

Bristol, PA

#2 Apr 10, 2009
another downtown attraction leaves
dying allentown

Northampton, PA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
even falcons don't feel safe downtown
not at ppl

New York, NY

#4 Apr 10, 2009
even the falcones do not want to live near Jim Miller and the rest of the uncaring managment types at ppl in Allentowm
Joe

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Apr 10, 2009
Even the falcons realize what a chithole Allentown is.
ATowner

Allentown, PA

#6 Apr 10, 2009
Even the birds are fleeing the unsafe city, who knew they were so smart.
Steve

Slatington, PA

#7 Apr 10, 2009
Perhaps PPL raised their utility rates and were forced to find affordable housing outside of PA.
From Bethlehem

King Of Prussia, PA

#9 Apr 10, 2009
I don't blame the poor birds for going somewhere else. I can't imagine that they felt safe with all the un-natural attention. I can't imagine any living thing feeling safe under a microscope like that.
Mr Greedy

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Apr 10, 2009
They were probably laid off with the 200 other employees.
Even

Slatington, PA

#12 Apr 10, 2009
See.. even falcons dont want to live in Allentown due to all the ghetto trash...
Watcher

Dushore, PA

#13 Apr 10, 2009
Possibly the constant radio racket has caused them to look elsewhere? I'm no expert, but I do keep pet birds, and they are very attuned to the sounds of their environment. When the falcons have so many other natural areas to nest without the constant din of rock and roll, why on earth would they return to PPL?
Joe Dirt

Berlin, MD

#15 Apr 10, 2009
Dead bird wrote:
I found a dead bird the other day. I can't tell if its a falcon or a coopers hawk. Does anyone know how to tell the difference? It appeard to be inmature only about 8 or 9 inches long.
8 or 9 inches long? It was probably a pecker.
Joe Dirt

Berlin, MD

#16 Apr 10, 2009
I guess you cant say P E C K E R
WOW

Roseland, NJ

#17 Apr 10, 2009
even the falcons dont like the fact that PPL is giving us a rate hike and left, so the falcons figure, hell no more free advertising for you jerks

Since: Jan 09

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Apr 10, 2009
Hindsight wrote:
I'd like to make a crack about their hearing the PPL rates were going up this season but I'll restrain myself.
I like stories like this. They've recovered from the DDT threat and now the birds are co-opting man's own structures. We've invaded their territory so I think it's great when they take over a ledge of a building.
On the other hand, I despise pigeons.
No one said I had to be consistent.
I loathe all Species-ists and Humanists, esp. pigeon-haters. Begone, lice!
PPL IS EVIL

Slatington, PA

#19 Apr 10, 2009
Ever notice how a story that puts PPl in a bad light.(The miliions their greedy CEO took home last year) PPL starts talking about birds?

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Apr 10, 2009
From Bethlehem wrote:
I don't blame the poor birds for going somewhere else. I can't imagine that they felt safe with all the un-natural attention. I can't imagine any living thing feeling safe under a microscope like that.

Exactly! They were clearly uncomfortable with the panning cameras.

As if that wasn't enough, being grabbed and banded I'm sure didn't inspire their sense of security.

The Peregrine parents are smart enough to realize that the level of Government Intervention/Intrusion into their daily lives was just too much. Maybe they'll go to another less "Nanny" state, or to a less accessible nest site.
common sense

AOL

#21 Apr 10, 2009
I think Jim Miller layed them off so he still get his overpaid bonus
Pot Calling the Kettle-

Allentown, PA

#22 Apr 10, 2009
''They're wild animals,'' he said.''They pretty much do what they want.''

Sounds like the majority of downtown Allentown's residents. Just ask councilman Donovan.
mr moto

Allentown, PA

#23 Apr 10, 2009
Flew the coop

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